Tri-city Talent Transcends, Dana Hills Tops

Local surfers shine on in North and South America

The Dana Hills High School men’s shortboard team took first place in their division at the 2013-2104 SSS State Championships. Photo by Sheri Crummer

The Dana Hills High School men’s shortboard team took first place in their division at the 2013-2104 SSS State Championships. Photo by Sheri Crummer

By Andrea Swayne

The amateur surfing world has been busy over the past couple of weeks, with finalist podiums near and far replete with local talent.

From the International Surfing Association World Junior Championships in Ecuador to Scholastic Surf Series high school competition to the Western Surfing Association Championship Tour, surfers hailing from our tri-city area have, once again, proven to be a formidable presence in the lineup.

The Surfing America USA Team brought home a copper medal from the ISA World Juniors Sunday, with San Clemente surfers Tia Blanco and Griffin Colapinto earning individual bronze and copper medals, respectively.

In the SSS State Championships, April 5-7 in Oceanside, San Juan Hills High School became overall state champions among Section B inland schools. In Section A coastal competition, Dana Hills High School took top honors over runner-up Carlsbad High School in the Men’s Shortboard division.

The regular season of the WSA Championship Tour wrapped up in Oceanside Saturday and Sunday with first place finishes in 11 of 24 divisions being awarded to surfers from San Clemente, Dana Point or San Juan Capistrano.

From North America to South America, south county surfers shone brightly.

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One Response to “Tri-city Talent Transcends, Dana Hills Tops”

  1. Ken Walter
    April 17, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    There is no opportunity to check an obituary.

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